Religious Education 15 (Grade 10)
The course on “Belonging” is intended to help students understand what it means to be “fully alive”. It does so by recognizing that one of the primary needs of adolescents is to experience a sense of belonging. In seeking to belong, they question and challenge those values which will eventually become convictions worth sharing with others. In their quest to find meaning in belonging, there is the constant interaction between what the gospel teaches and the human experience.
Religions of Our World 35 / 35H (Grade 11)
This course is the new grade 11 course for students in grade 10 full honours and grade 11 students which explores world religions from a Catholic perspective. Students will explore beliefs and practices of Christian and non-Christian religions both as an independent belief system and as a religion in dialogue with Catholicism. The hope is that students will deepen their sense of self-identity within their own faith tradition and come to respect the diverse perspectives held by others.
Religion Education 35
Participants in the program called “Becoming” are encouraged to explore the human search for meaning using the resources of personal inquiry and significant spiritual traditions. In order for the search to be truly meaningful, it must be connected to the individual’s personal inquiry. For adolescents, relationships are where they often seek and find meaning in their lives.
Television, peers, music, and other forms of media often shape their relationship to the world around them. From these and other sources, they will build relationships, which may be life denying, while at other times, be lifesaving. Regardless, they will continue to search for ways which will bring them into closer relationship with the self, others, and God. A portion of this course will focus on the study of the world’s major Religions.